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What's ahead for Samba-3, Samba-4 and FUD-fighting

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Stroll around a Linux business conference with John H. Terpstra and you'll hear him greeted as "Mr. Samba." In this interview, he puts forth the best ways to use Samba-3 today, reveals new and upcoming developments in Samba-3 and Samba-4, and explains why the first businesses to adopt open source software will get a leg up on the competition.

45 Minutes to a Linux Terminal Server

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With a Linux Terminal Server and thin-clients, a business can remove many of the costs associated with maintenance, support, and licensing of countless desktop PCs. Thanks to the exceptional efforts of the Linux Terminal Server Project members, such a switch is neither dramatic, nor painful.

Xfce 4 - your next window manager

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This Just might be good enough to be your next window manager!

I have found that one of the many I have investigated is good enough to be my primary window manager, Xfce. It has the ability to be both fast and powerful.

Opening the potential of OpenOffice.org

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One of the most critical Open Source desktop applications is OpenOffice.org. Back in the day when I started taking a keen interest in Linux on the desktop, an office suite was always the problem. Back then there simply was no Open Source office suite that was mature enough to use, but that was about to change.

Book Review: Perl Best Practices

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Perl and its supporters are known for working in whatever way suits them, but that can make for unnecessarily complex and confusing code. Here's a book, though, that dares to say \"enough\".

How To Configure E 16.7.x

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This file documents Enlightenment 16.7.x configuration file information. How To edit the config files used by Enlightenment, such as Menu files, configuration and layout of menus, how to configure applications Group...

What I Did at Google's Summer of Code

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Summer is a time for vacation, for introspection and for summer student internships. In 1967, it was about love. And in 2005, it was about code -- for Google, that is.

GNOME Adds Document Reader, Improves Graphics

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GNOME, one of the most widely used desktop faces for Unix and Linux computers, will release version 2.12 Wednesday, culminating six months of work by members of the project. The latest edition boasts two new applications, a new theme engine, and improved multimedia access/performance, clipboard management and authentication.

NTFS for Linux

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There's a fundamental barrier between fans of open-source software and the world of Microsoft Windows, and no, it's not the $299 list price of Windows XP Professional. It's actually a very real communication problem based on differences between Windows and Linux's file systems.

Linux firm Trolltech readies board for IPO

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Trolltech, the world's biggest producer of Linux software for mobile devices, has appointed two ex-Microsoft executives as it gears up for a possible initial public offering, sources close to the company said on Tuesday.

Kat - Desktop Search Environment Updated

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Kat is a framework designed to allow KDE applications to index and retrieve files. Today marks the release of version 0.6.3 fixing serveral bugs.

Survivor: Opera

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Ten years ago, Jon von Tetzchner and Geir Ivarsoy were researchers at Norway's largest telecom when management shut down their project.

Review: Nose Around With Snort

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To sniff out policy violations in your network, open-source Snort may be the only tool you need.

NVClock v0.8 BETA Preview

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Earlier this morning, after two years in the dark, there's finally a major update to NVClock, and that is the 0.8 BETA. Today we have a short preview from this latest overclocking extravaganza.

GIMP is looking for Usability Experts

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GIMP has joined the OpenUsability project. Here's a platform where Open Source developers and usability experts get together.We hope that this will help us to learn more about how GIMP is actually being used and how we can improve the user experience.

Mozilla Tests Firefox, Thunderbird Updates

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Mozilla Foundation developers on Thursday asked for volunteers to test a long-awaited part of the next editions of Firefox and Thunderbird, a software update mechanism that will eliminate the need to download large files to replace outdated versions of the browser and e-mail client.

Apache Kick-Starts Open Source Web Services

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Apache Synapse is another significant step in our path towards creating the best possible Web services middleware platform in Apache.

Mambo Executives, Developers Fight for Project Control

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The executive leadership of Mambo, a popular open-source content management system, and the system's developers find themselves at odds on the organizational future of the project.

VMware takes dual-core licensing plunge

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In a move that should please its customers, but not necessarily its shareholders, VMware announced on Tuesday that it would price its software for dual-core processors at the same price as it does for single-core systems.

Novell offers Windows to Linux migration

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In a bid to entice enterprises to transfer core workgroup services from Windows or NetWare over to Linux, Novell today unveiled an enhanced version of its Open Enterprise Server which features improved migration functionality.

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